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DY ADAMS & WILDER,
First Even in Sale
0f tllO SOASOU.
TUTS SATUHDAY EVXSIKO, NOV. 13.
AT T O'CLOCK. AT Hit OOM.
jjie Japaa Lacquered Ware,
Japanese Straw Goods.
Lacquered Punch Bowl,
Fine Marble Ware.
&c, &c. &c
On "Wednesday, 2Vov. 17,
AT 1 O'CLOCK A. !..
C THE STORE OF H. HACKFELD & CO
A . J .
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ADaJtS WILbER- AMmm.
Evening Sales, Fall of 1869
SATURDAY EVENINO. NOV. 27.
Fine Wares, Fancy Goods,
FRIDAY EVENING. DEC. 3d,
THURSDAY EVENING. DEC 9.
, A.. Ae.
SATURDAY EVENING, DEC 11.
J.1IU.NESC WAKES, C.1EINETS !
Bronzes, &.C., &c.
FRIDAY EVENING, DEC 17,
Oliiiixx JFrnicy Goo1h
Ivory Goods, Silrer-warc. Toys, &c
TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. 21.
r iiic 4ood, Fancy Wares !
OporA OIaamow, c?o..
FINE HOLIDAY PRESENTS !
THURSDAY EVENING. DEC. 23,
SflTlBLE TOU nOLIDIV PRESENTS.
WEDNESDAY EVENINO. DEC. 29,
For New Year's Preent.
FBIDAY EVENINO, DEC. 31.
IVcw Ycitr.H Eve Sale !
" itii'iiixzif:" iioursis""
n mpacthilir tnui K Mat at th Tafclra nt Ib.a
WU-konf Unm. ?,. artMthr kirk la MjtM
lfnl will alT hm tnntvi. pr-ptmi fcy a Oomt
i.a. wi 4farwJ by etM aa4 abUKto W aitrra.
fh IIoom in p-t mmi raJy lo xtnaiawnt-W lh pi
anul Mtdnmlu. In
For Sale or I.cn-Hc.
ROOD STO.K Iior-K. FIT-
j Tan p a a tutt. ami ihmk iu bt C.o JSk
I '.', , t.i-f wtar wHti M m-.n sf Laixl. fmnl 1 f
l mn lh "pj Mmairn( tUmrt. at &ai!aa. Jlortb Koua, t
Hawaii. TUi, Sayat fabial. tut lm apply to
Jt M LASL. Jlo.XTi-OMEH.S f
Valuable Keal Estate fur Sale.
tii: i Nir.RiKD nrrKRi-
f .:! hit IV or,UuU 1 La- Eh
t-aina.01 lh tmnwt a( I aimlnaiama a il mmprii m i
ln Ik arm am m at kwil. ail vhlclk k am ptaniwi
wit Wrap Vutva. jrtrfcling ttnm u barrvlo U Vim aav
aualif , inthw with
Tw Witter Prlvllrsra. A.e.
lv m WM TH. Wallafc. (
tii: nuiriait and for:ic.n
MARINE INSURANCE COMP'Y.i
tCKPT R11KJ AT TIIK LttWCST
It AT Tb Uttr t lb riw ui ar
pvtiaUj a.laaU(Mu- TIJIU. U. DAtirjJ,
THE NORTHEBN ASSURANCE COMFY
lmt rire aatf Life TadrlM
Of TIIK IOtT I.IHFRAC TKKMaV-AU
t-'Uxua t-r Lf tvUiail mnh pruuptltiat.
:f. I TUIUK II. PAVIR). Art-
For Christmas and New Year's
At No. 23 Fort Street, Honolulu.
lilt JI ST OPCXED A n.K JtSSURT-
a m meat uf
Useful and Ornamental Articles.
SI 1TAHLK FOIt PRESENT. ,
Para a Prrt6.li, R(iulfw. La-tvV Work &. Ladi
ar-. inwtw., rana. CfXtlln trvlura. Clear Staada. At
t4aa,a. w rvtio bmaa, AUxum, lctsra rraaaca.
BrarkMa. ClotN-a Rack. Towl Rrk. Watch P taad, Ub-
euuma, vaoa rcaaoa, , a.
IX HKO.ZK A.D M1BBLE.
?." nmnwhwoa. platan HnfcVra, CrtM-i, Cap,
t.t V'l s. , TW Bct C-Kka wu
A Large Asst. of ToyandDoll of alltitet
. And by e? c rj Steamer,
CaV, 1 ttoaa, liik ThM Ihr Tcil. Uk IU?
0rJT5 ;n tt oOr Ilads promptly for-
Ship Owners and Masters,
XVLZf$dmiKlB A ARTICLE
TO CALL AND EXAMINE THE STOCK
AT STORK Of
! t rr .
rwnnws vail jmaKn. Fort SL.
I)kso!atIon of Co-partnership."
I lrftt -7J
wf aerooM, vl aoiwct
to, w 5. lAXp
DY C- S. BARTOW.
REGULAR ROOM SALE,
ON TUESDAY. : : : NOVEMBER 16,
AT 10 O'CLOCK A. M, WILL BE SOLD TOR CASH,
A Varied Assortment of
Dry G'jvlt. iloihlnj and Sundries,
ONE CASK OP WHALEMEN'S SLOPS.
IImm, At la Qrtj I Kn't,
Half fcaT of PrW kyy, e OrWm.
mim or sairkir Ti
AT 12 O'CLOCK XOOX,
far w4 oa aecmaM tmhom H Buy anoerrn. -roa vrrk of tba
rVKIL, U b 4J
TWO ClIEOMJJf LTLB-S I HIM PI CSS, SAITERSE,
CUirt ! KaclUb Ale.
C. 8. BAKTOW, Aact-waer.
EVENING SALES !
TV U-uoo f La.li Ab4 OtMlnMO U rt-pacU-utly fcvlted
Saka. wtticft ar arlcct m la cumbrr, taj will
Fancy Articles and Toy
0c Fim Safe will Uk pUe at a-ra Room oa tl
EVENING OF SATURDAY, NOV. 20th,
Wfcw wEi t cSm4
A UHCE VABIETY OF ARTICLES!
i'skfi'L xx 19 ornamental:
Pran celebrated Ckra sod Steel FsgrsTlag.
SATURDAY EVENINO, DECEMBER 4.
SATURDAY EVENINO. DECEJdBER 18.
WEDNESDAY EVEN'G, DECEMBER 22,
FIXE LOT OF TO VS.
fjy Ihffrrrnt Styles f Art id a at tar A Sale.
C. 9. BAKTOW. A actio..
MASTERS and AGENTS
Fitting in UiNrorl,
XT V irt
Is Respectfully Drawn to Our
Stock of icw Hoods!
CMBKJCIXa iy PART A3 FOLLOWS i
Hemp i Maaila Cr4a;t (all sites,)
HaoIIa Cane Yara (atio 2 and 3 yarn,)
Belt Cpe, TanMnr, Span Tan,
Datlla, Selziajr, Xarllae,
IleaoellBf, Jir., lr.
Hemp and Cotton Canvas
The Best Soil Needles, Twine and Palais.
Coopers' Anvils, Uammrrs & Drivers.
FLACLINC ICONS iI 1MTFAT CKOZFS.
a arrKa lot or
fll.VCLR AM IIOI'ULK
Patent and Bushed Clocks,
fmca to U lo ;..
Shievcs, Mast Hoops, Jib Hanks,
KOWWCK1 AM BrnillXC.
lloaka aorl This hwa,
C1h Boat Naila.
KltcU all urn-
Bbls or Tar and Rosin.
PAIXTS AXI OILS!
MULE ilrum YtUvte, r.th (Jrnt J'ulrut bryrt
Ao4 a full ArtaMt U
a splesmi urr or
8. 9. IU. 1. 1&. IO. 17. IS left.
PROVISIONS & STORES,
Barret Hawaiian Ileef.
Sacks White BnuM,
Box CalidrnU Onka,
ZXumbolclt Potatooa. '
China and Japan Tea, for Cabin asr,
Sflxrd Bcr, aaunv Pavory.
Cases . Canned . Meats, .
Sop aad BcmBI.
JAMS AND JELLIES,
Ortem Peas.' ' Tomatoes. Green Com.
Fresh California Flour,
. Tooarvca wrra
A Large Llt ol Articles !
TOO IftStCBOeS TO AiEXTIO.V.
Wklck are Fresh aa CairaateeJ ta Che Terfect
For Sale at Price Host Satisfactory to
CHAS. II. SPENCER & CO.
To Captains of Whalers & Others
TradiDgat (he Sonlh and Arctic!
WE BEO TO RECOMMK-tD
The Following Articles!
SINGLE BARRELED (I CXS, SHOT,
iaOKUer. HeToivrr, ao4 Aiuumiii'iou. Bullet-,
llamivav. ttotchvr Kolrea. Pocket Koivea,
Sciaanra, lOTr-ilng Cucnba, PrTtr.iii Cap,
tieedJca, amaH aod large Bead., Pipes,
Cheap Brandy and Rum in Demijohns,
Beers, Ales, and Wines.
Trwj Wanton E'.aoketa all coir. War ln !ork.
Heavy Wo-W-a rck. tail'' Jacket, lra Jacket!,
t'nlmhint ua lrrr, br-fuu,
runarl btun, llatt.
lleary Canra. R'irrc Leallr, Coir.
rnrpfitioa Mtt and Naila, Tarpri.tinr,
Black and a Lite Paints, Varnish, Ac, Ae , ke.
Fmr Sl at Lw Fisarra. at
:02St ED. IIOFFSCIIL.1ECER JL CO
A General Assortment of
Assortment of Ship Stores
In tliiM Market,
For Sale nt tha Lowest rrlces, bf
OOLLES & CO.
American Mcts Beef, in Bond,
FOR fA LE BV
C0LL1S if CO.
CAUi oicMA ui:i:ai,
C2 2 n)
bOLLEM k CO.
GOLDEN' O ATE
Bakers' Extra, and Extra Family Flour!
ItvJr s.le bv
1 7tfi -m BOLLE3 CO.
Columbia Kircr Salmon,
lt A RR ELS
AND HALF BA li
EOLLFS k CO.
Par bate by
A Mtrchurd Mrttt, tqp. isiilvrs' JIm,e,
f'HiScW SOLICITS TIIK 1'ATKOV.
" vj otbrr I!aaU.
He It Pffpartd f Evrratf ail Ordrrs la the I'p-
RcpairioK . tip Corrra, FltlioR 5 Lal. Curt aim mad loonl-r
aivl pat op t Carri. .Mattlnir ami Oil Cloth laid, frrinf and
JUir MauraM-a ale lo ortlrr. Hay Mauraiaea and fitlowa
alaraya on hatxl.
XT All order, from 5ttp M-tter will t panctoally at
tcttaoi lo. ,u 41
Cattle tor Sale.
l.?0O IIUAD OF CATTLE.
ranutair oa tb land of Kilaura. Kauai, (ur
aate Joqaire of
WAIJREH 4 ALLEN.
C. BREWER & CO.
Offer for Sale, Just Armed
Per Clipper Ship Iolmii
An Invoice of Cotton Duck!
1 la IO.
J311. Cotton Tvvine,
Best Ash Oars, 14 to 22 feet,
Best Cut Nails, 3d to 60d.
AIo, to Arrive
Net Trnnk, '
3 Hoop Pail.
Table Salt, nbl. VineKar,
Dairy Salt, ItbU. Hnuis,
Crnahed Sngar, Kit Mackerel,
C;ran. Soear, Cornstarch
Ships Cabooses, Covered Wagons
LIVSEED OIL, PIPES B.U;S,
axd xuxEnora other article.
SOME VERV CnOICE PATTERN'S !
AT I. L. TORBERT'S.
WHITE USES DUCK AND DKILL !
" Mixed Water-proof Tweeds,
A Iirt 4Mrtn.ai r -
TJio above Grooclm I
. AT "...
99 1ai DILLINfallAM A CO'8.
NO. 38 FORT STREET.
f APA7KSE WARE, IXCLl'DINO LAX
CEimiTL STB1W .TOEKED BOXES,
Eeatf Blofa, Mataary,
Forcelain Ware, Embroidery.
Broosa aod Silver Backlea,
Studs, Inlaid Cabinets, Fishing Canes,
Kara hop Chain. Cbanpa, Corioa, te- Ae.
Also, a Complete Assortment of India Rultler Goods.
TOO ly MRS. McPOCOALU 38 Fart Si.
Corn Flour, Corn Flour. .
AVERT CHOICE ARTICLE FOR THE
Hunerj ce Table, tiailar to Corn -larch, jaat rcccirad
sad far aato ly - L BART LETT.
71 laa Family Grocery aod Feed Store.
IVotice to Creditors.
TnE UXDERSIONED, IIATIXO THIS
day baca appototed AdmiDUcrai-r of lb Katale of WM.
NKWTUX LAbb. daeaaac4. beraby anaiflaa aU creditor ot
aai4 dawaatd 10 ftrraeot Utttt claim to blm wUbia aix aooUi
Croaa tla datt or they will b forever arred.
joarpn O. CARTSR.
Adotnldratar Eatate of V. N. LaJ4, deoaad.
TTonnlala, (trcoiirr 30, 1 9. Tfr 4t
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 13.
PreNcntntlon nt tliu Palace.
On Monday lat His Excellency II. A. Pierce,
Minister Resident of ttie United Stated, had an
audience with Ilia Majesty fur the purpose of
presenting Admiral Turner and Lis Officers.
Hie Minister addressing Ilia Majesty eaid :
Sire : I have the houor and the pleasure to pre
sent to Your Majet,y, R?ar Admiral Tho-mas Turner,
Commanding United States Pacific Naval Forces ;
Cact. Franklin. Commanding U. S. S. Mohican :
Capt. Johnson, Chief of Staff ; Lieut. Sherburne,
Marines ; iJr. .Martin ; Paymaster
Admiral Turner then addressed His Majesty as
Sirb : I esteem myself most fortunate in the j need be determined was the question of heirship,
honor I have, of m.kii.g the oual acquaintance TLe &cts u- the main admitted bj
cf lour Majesty, which a year ago I could not have .. .
expected ; as at that time, commanding the forces of ' tfce petitioner s and contestant s counsel, the mat
the Southern Pacific, I had bat little idea that the j ter resolved itself into a pure question of law,
two squadrons North Sootb , would I mersed : d tL Btatutefi of the k;ngdom.
in one, aud that my command would exteud over 1 ... .
the Hemisphere embnuang the dominions of Your i a he caao was argued before llis Honor by Mr.
Majesty. Having visited these Islands when a boy, i A. F. Judd for the petitioner, and Mr. li. .
and again during my wly manhood , I hJ Par" Davis for the contestant. The Court delivered an
ticnlar desire to re-visit tnem, to witness the won- :
derful progress that ha.1 Uken place, and wliich I i able and elaborate judgment in the matter, re
now realize as before me. viewing at great length the statutes in regard to
?Ettfcl!Ki! cMldre f th'et
the friendly relations which have grown up between J laws down to the present time, and also reasoned
your people and ours, by the interchange of com- ; from analcv upon the laws of other countries ;
ESSES S2E ZS1& ! "
old and new world, more than ever do we desire to i specifically defined the different classes of heirs
cultivate the kindest relations, and to behold the ' entitled to inherit the property of intestates, there
iSttJr2X&,ilEr'' I - dedui"- f d'-
.My only rvgrvt iu making this, address to Your ' uren to inherit. And by parity ot reasoning.
Majesty is, that I can not accompany it, with a cor- where so many kinds of heirs were declared enti
dial invitation to vUit the ship which temporarily tleJ to ;nhfftit bllt no mention of those adopted,
bears my flag here, aa she is of that clasa of vessels ! . ' . , , , .
that forbids my receiving Your .Majesty ou board i lt wad correct to infer that they were excluded,
with those honors which would give me so much It was certain that property might be devised to
pleasure to offer you iu welcome. ... ! iUch uersons. or that thev inisht inherit bv fme-
.May lour Majesty long live to enjoy
r Majesty long live to enjoy these beauti-
lui islands or your licreuitary realm.
His Majesty responded :
Admiral Tcrxf.b : I am always much gratified ;
to welcome the Naval Officers of the United States, j
and am more especially pleased to welcome you ou
this occasion. I hope, sincerely, that your visit
here, now that jou hate adTanceJ to eminent rank
in your profes-ion, will not only briuc to minJ
rliTntr "7e1inbl0C fiyUr fr,r kV" bUt ! the tat f intestate, has never before been
will be froitfiil of new and more favorable impres- .
sions, tban those which you had previouf.ly acquired. I foleainly argued or adjudicated upon. A e undcr
I receive frequent assurances of the interest and f stand that the decision will be likely to affect
eood will of the (Soverninvnt and people of the t it ,.
United States in the welfare of my Kinsdom ; a- B"eral otl,cr CM of "Pncc now pending, ,n
euraDces on which I have the firmest reliance ; and f solving nghU to property ol considerable value.
am always pleased to hear that your great nation
desires to cultivate kindly relations with me. Be
AMiired, Admiral, that the wntiments which you ex
prvsH as entertained toward u, by the people of
the United States are cordially reciprocated by
Permit me, also, to say that I trust your Officers,
as well as yourself, will enjoy their visit here.
An hour van tj-eut agreeably in social inter
course, when the Admiral and his Officers with
drew. Iliii Majesty was attended by thorn of his
Ministers who were in town, and by the Officers
of His Staff. Gazette.
A Boston gentleman, Mr. Gardiner CI. Hub
bard, has lately delivered a lecture before the
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, on the
subject of the American Government purchasing
and assuming the control of the 'telegraph in
connection with the I t-ofhee Department. He
advocated the change lcing made, and showed
tho dangers which existed in the telegraph sys
tem as now controlled by a company, chief!
among which are tho liability to its being used
by combinations and by the telegraph agents for
the purposes of private speculation. He stated
that the nominal value of the stock now owned
by tho Western Union Telegraph Comjiany,
which controls nine-tenths of the lines in the
United States, was $41,000,000, though the actual
value was only $15,000,000, which is about tho
sum it would be appraised at if purchased by
tho Government. In the course of his address,
he made the following remarks :
There is no doubt that lines can be constructed.
maintained and operated much cheaper by private
enterprise than by Government. On the other hand
the advantages that will be gained by the Govern
mental supervision and inspection, by an extension
of the lines wherever required, and by & gre-.it re
duction or tne rate., ana by provisions for securing
the independence of the press aud prompt transmis
sion of the news, are self evident. Great saving of
expenses can also be effected by a union of the tele
graph with the post-olCue, as the oifice business of
each is airaoet identical. The question then arises.
cannot a system be dcvisea which combines the ad
vantages of each, with few of the oljcctionable
fcAtures i a system by which the lines shall be con
structed, operated and maintained by a private com
pany under the supervision or the rostinaster
General, and tho expenses reduced by a union with
the Post-office Department ? The Postmaster-Gcueral,
in a report to Congress in January 1m t, recommended
the establi-hment of the postal telegraph system
based on this plan. The Senate Committee on the
I'tait-oflice, after a full hearing of th subject, re
ported at the list Congress a bill to establish such a
system. This bill is before Congress to be acted
upon at its next session. The bill before Congress
accomplishes everything contemplated by the Eng
lish bill, with rates as low, without involving the
outlay of a single dollar for the construction, main
tenance and operation of lines, imposing a sufVieut
? .stage on each meeeagc to defray all ofticc erj .nses.
be Postal Telegraph Bill provides, first, fi r the
broadest competition, by making a contract fur a
period of ten years with the party whose offer shall
Le most favorable to the public interests. Second,
or the best lines, by requiring the Potmaster
Gencral to examine the lines before they are accepted,
and periodically thereafter ; and renew or repair
them at the expense of the company, if not properly
constructed or kept in good working order. That
the investment of the contracting party shall not ex
ceed glSJO for each mile of wire, two-fifths of the
present investment ; that the rates shall be reduced
by the Postmaster-General. Drovided the nrofita are
not thereby reduced below ten per cent of this in
vestment Fourth, for greatly increased facilities to
be furnished, by making post office and street letter-
uvxea a receptacle ror telegrams, and by forwarding
them by mail without extra charge, when the office
-rvm mcn xney are sent is not on the telegraph
line. Fifth, for a great reduction in rates to be
made without expense to the Government
The reduction of rates is shown by a comparison
of the present and proposed rates :
, -, I-t r'a I"d r'a
v KMwua wimin ouu rouea or ."Sew York 41c 25c
New OrUjm 1 ttu
bet. 4O0 and 1,000 m. .f New York.. 43c
" Chicago 2 0c
. " New Orleans...-34c
bet. 1,000 and 1,600 m. of N. Vork.S 41c
" - Chicago 2 Vic.
l trw Urlrana ... 3 lie
To Stations Within 600 miles nf Kan Frtnci'wvi. the
present rates vary from 35 cents to $3, while under j
th 1 t O - r . i 1
- ajaicia oeuia currency wm pay xor in
uwuu-nion oi telegrams irom ban francisco to any
ivwu w uuuonua. -
.The promised redaction in tho rates is so very
great that the plan of making the purchase by
the Government will bo popular among the peo
ple, to whom the system would soon become aa
necessary in daily business as are now the mails.
At the close of Mr. Gardiner's address, the
Chamber of Comroerce passed several resolutions
warmly endorsing the proposed change, pledging
themselves to labor for it, and instrccting the
Secretary to transmit copies of the resolutions to
their senators and representatives in Congress.
In consequence of experiments lone: since made
in England, and of the publicity recently given in
the statements made before the Societe Tberapeu-
tiqne of France, on tbe admirable results obtained
by planting tbe sunflower as a disinfectant of tbe
miasma causing intermittent fever, tbe Minister of
AB:ricaltare and tbe head of tbe Sanitarv Bureau
in tbe Department of Interior in Italy have been L
actively enraged in promoting measures to secure
tbe like desirable results in tbe most fever-stricken
district In that kingdom.
Important XJesral Decision.
On Wednesday last, His lienor Justice Ilart
welJ, sitting as a Court of Probate, gave judg
ment in the matter of the application by a native
woman named I'auahi for letters of administra
tion on the estate of Hannah Maughn, deceased.
The petitioner claimed to hare been legally adopt
by the deceased, wine years previously, and
claimed the property and the right to administer
i by virtue of the letters of adoption. The claim
of the petitioner was contested by Mrs. 2ancy
Wirt, surviving sister and only blood relation of
Mrs. Maughn, who took the ground that 6he, and
not the adopted child was entitled to administer
on the estate. There being' but little or no per-
I eonal property and but very few debts, the Court
was of opinion that letters of administration were
j unnecessary. The estate also being but small,
the Court considered that the only issue that
, -. . : , .
fie provisions of the article of adoption itself; in
the present case, no 6uch provision existed, and
the Court thereupon decreed the contestant,
(sister of deceased) to be the legal heir.
This decision is one of the most important that
J Im8 recently been made by our Courts ad the
actual status of an adonted child aa to hehnhin in
Tho decision in full will, we are informed, be
published shortly, and will be perused with in-
Tli Privateer Unmet
This Tcssel, which was seized by the American
Government, while at "Wilmington, N. C, whither
the had gone to procure coal, was formerly a
blockade runner. She was known during the
late war as the Lady Sterling, and was captured
by Toner's fleet off Wilmington. She is a very
fast though small vessel, and her engines of
enormous power. She was sold by the American
Government some two or three years ago.
She was lately purchased by General Ce-pedes
for the Cuban Government for $30,000, the pur
chase being made at sea, so as not to involve the
American or English Government. She then
went to Halifax, where the British authorities
examined her, but could find nothing against her.
She then put to sea, received a complement of
1C2 men, but finding her supply of coal short,
went into Wilmington, where she was seized and
is now detained. While there, Captain Iliggins,
Iter commander, telegraphed to the Secretary of
the Treasury, asking leave to hoist the Cuban
flag and fire a salute. Secretary Boutwell being
absent, Acting Secretary Hartley denied the
The New York Tribune gives these as the views
of the administration, but we have seen the
statement denied. It says the shipment of arms
and munitions of war by either party is not
prohibited. The Revolutionists have an equal
right to buy and ship arms with the Spaniards.
The neutrality law prohibits the fitting out of
military or naval expeditions. We constantly
bought arms in England during the Rebellion,
and nobody questioned the right of England to
sell them to us or to the Confederates, or to
blockade runners. They took their own rik of
capture ; but the Alattama was fitted out as a ship
of war to destroy our commerce. Tlie recogni
tion of Cuban independence would not alter the
The probability is that the Horntt. (or Cuba,
as she is now called,) will not he allowed to leave
port. Hut how will the American Government
deal with the thirty Spanish gunboats built at
Mystic and now nearly ready to leave New York?
Will she permit them to sail?
CorrespoiHlonce of P. C. AdTertiaer
Every well wisher of the Hawaiian Islands has
been interested in the discussions of late concerning
the introduction of foreign laborers to these islands.
My impression is they will come. Water always
finds its level. While we have land to cultivate, a
healthful climale, and a sparse and improvident
population, it cannot be otherwise. While other
lands near ts (all lands are sear now)',have an
overcrowded population aud starving millions, who
can hinder the moving tide ?
But since so much has been said, and perhaps well
said, in regard to this subject, cannot something be
done to stop the work of death among the quiet and
law-loving aborigines of this country ?
Spirituous liquors, awa and licentiousness are the
dreadful agents in this work of death. The common
people, although well disposed, are not expected to
reason much on the well being and welfare of the
nation ; statesmen, .philosophers and law-makers are
the men to look after this.
Some one may say we are bound by treaty and
can do nothing to prohibit spirituous liquors, but do
the Government wish to do so if they could ? Licen
tiousness etalks abroad in open day, and is so preva
lent that it is eating out the life-blood of the nation,
and what is being done to prevent it T
Murder, personal assault, defrauding and stealing
are prohibited by law, but crimes worse than these
are being licensed and protected ! ! These truths
are as plain as the sun at noon day. Can anything
be done to avert these evils ? Philo-Hawaii.
Thasi-SGIVTxg. Thursday next, 18th inst, is the
day set apart by the President of the United States to
be observed as a day of National Thanksgiving. A
sermon will be delivered in the Fort Street Church at
11 o'clock A. M. Ship masters officers and seamen
of the vessels in port, and citizens generally, are in
vited to attend. .
Uxxecessabt Abcse. Several parties have called
our attention to the abuse of a man-of-wars-man by
an officer. The tnan was being taken into the boat
for carriage to the Mohican.
The Spanish Government is baring serious
trouble with insurrections in various parts of the
Peninsula. A general Republican uprisiug seems
imminent, and the Regency is demanding extraord
inary powers from the Cortes te meet the crisis.
Tbe Republicans have armed possession of several
interior towns and cities, have cut the telegraph
wires, and stopped government railroad trains.
The majority in the Cortes purpose to suspend in
dividual rights throughout the realm till tbe upris
ing is suppressed, but the Republican Deputies
threaten to retire and make trouble if this is done.
It is predicted that unless tbe Ring of Portugal ac
cepts the Spanish crown within ten days Snain will
soon be a Republic Tbe Republican movement
has certainly more headway now tban at any pre
XOTES OF THE WEEK.
Tub Good Templars and their Hall The new
building on Hotel street, to which we referred last
month, has been completed, and the Hall was occupied
by Ultima Thulc Lodge on tho first regular Saturday
evening meeting of NoTcmbcr. The building mates a
very handsome improvement to that portion of Hotel
street, although the front, with its bow windows, re
minds a new Englander of an old-time Methodist
meeting-house a remark we heard made by a re
turned whaleman the other evening. The association
of Good Templars, we are pleased to hear, is still
prospering in this city. Since May last, seven
mouths have sufficed to build up two Lodges of the
Order, the " Ultima Thule," No. 1, and the " Queen
Emma," No. 2, with an aggregate membership of
aboUt one hundred andrfifty. Both Lodges have
their meetings in the same Hall, occupying it on al-
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composed almost exclusively of foreign born citizens,
" Queen Emma " is made up, with but few excep
tions, of pure natives and half-castes the latter,
howe?T, being in the mijority. The officers of
" Ultima Thule " for the next term are A. C. I3uf
fum, W. C. T. ; Mrs. J. M. Oat, W. V. T.; J. M. Oat,
W. S.; G. H. McConnell, W. F. S.; J. M. Oat, Sen.,
W. T. ; J. Mitchell, W. M. Those of " Queen Emma'!
are W. B. Wright, W. C T.; Mis. Schrei, W. V. T.;
J. G. M. Sheldon, W. S.; John Wainiji, W. F. S.;
John Swectman, W. T.; Samuel Gandell. W. M. The
regular weekly meetings of the former Lodge are on
Saturday evenings ; those of the latter ou Tuesday
Progress in Meteorological Science. A few
weeks ago we noticed the fact of an approaching con
junction of the planets Venus and Mars, which after
wards took place as predicted, on Oct. 6. The re
mark kwas made in our item that sailors generally
expected a storm in connection with such phenomena.
It seems that the great storm which recently pro
duced such disastrous effects in the Eastern States,
actually did take place on the 4th and 5th of October.
More than that, it had been foretold, not only by a
Cape Cod meteorologist, whose prediction had ap
peared in the Xtw York Tribune of Sept 27, but a
writer for the London Morning Herald, of Dec. 25,
1868 ! Neither of these meteorologists, however,
stated the ground for their predictions, wisely keep
ing that to themselves. It would seem that the
theory of planetary influence controlling the move
ments of our terrestrial atmos phere is receiving strong
confirmation from such facts as the above, and it is
not absurd to believe that the time will come when
storms will be predicted with nearly if not quite the
certainty that attends the calculation of eclipses of the
sun and moon.
As Afflicted Family. Some time since the son
of Mr. Walah gave evidences of mental derangement,
but under treatment the symptoms disappeared. Mr.
Walsh, wife and son, went up to Molokai, Mr. Walsh
having undertaken the charge of the Leper Asylum
on that island. Latterly the health of the father had
been the subject of solicitude, and after some urging
he determined to visit this city to consult a physician.
The son again gave evidence of the return of insani
ty, and on the last trip of the Hokulele, the family,
father, mother and son, took passage for this place.
On the passage down the father rapidly grew worse
and died while the schooner was coming into the har
bor, and the son on arrival at the wharf bad to be
taken in charge of the police and confined in the
Station House. The deck of the schooner presented
a sad sight, the corpse of the father lying on deck
and beside it the sick and nearly distracted widow.
Mr. Walsh was a zealous and kind manager, and it
will be a long time before the Leper Asylum will
have as efficient an officer, or the patients as devoted
an overseer. ' '
IIOauo Cemetery Association. The owners of lots
kn the cemetery, in Nuuanu Valley, held a meeting
at the Vestry Boom of tort Street Church, last week,
the result of which was the election of a i.w Board
of Trustees, as follows : Messrs. James L Dowsett,
Alex. J. Cartwright, Samuel G. Wilder, Henry A. P.
Carter, Geo. C. McLean, Samuel Savidge and Joshua
G. Dickson. The Board have organized and the fol
lowing are its officers :
President Henry A. P. Carter.
Secretary Jonhuu G. Dickson.
. Treasurer Alex. J. Cartwright.
Til eft. Mr. Torbert. on Thursday, found secreted
in his lumber pile, a bundle of whalebone, and gave
notice of the fact to the police. That night a watch
was set for the purpose of ascertaining the party
who might call for it, and the result was very satis
factory. The thief came during the night for the
purpose of erasing the marks on the bone, and
was arrested and confined.
Since writing the above we learn that further
developments prove that the stealing of bone has
been quite extensive. Several arrests have been
Toe Circus This afternoon a Matinee will be giv
en for the accomodation of families and schools, com
mencing at 3 o'clock. Among the novelties for the ju
veniles, one hundred toys will be distributed by lot,
so that those who go will have a chance to get their
money back. This evening the Lee children have a
benefit, and judging from the preparations made for
the occasion, the entertainment will deubtless be the
finest yet given at the Pavilion. Of course there will
be a crowd to witness the performances. . ,
Lathes' Fair. By notice in another column it
will be seen that there will be a fair held on Thursday
evening, 25th inst, by the ladies connected with the
Catholic Church. It will be held at the school house
next above Dr. Bu Hum's residence in Fort street
The young ladies engaged in preparing the articles
which will be offered for sale, have been very busily
at work for several weeks, and will doubtless be
prepared to make an attractive display on the occa
sion. "Tkx per Cent." On Monday, during the
rise in gold, some one pasted a cartoon upou the
building ou the corner of Kaahumanu and Queen
streets, which represented a bear giving a bull, what
the fancy " would call, a sockdologer " in the
face. From our stand-point we could not see the
force of the representation, as it was very evident that
the Bull had the best of it Perhaps, however, it
was put up to 'show the Bulls what they might ex
pect if the Bears got a chance.
Sperm Whales. Three whalers have had the good
fortune to fall in with sperm whales on the passage
from the Arctic to this port The George Howland
and Ilibernia fell in with them while in company,
and mated, taking five whales out of the scaool,
making about one hundred and seventy-five barrels.
The Helen Snow also took ninety barrels of sperm
oil, and again, a day or two after, fell in with a
school, but being short of water could not stop to
give them chase.
f E5T We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Henry
Coit, fourth officer of the whaling bark OAto. Mr.
Coit was on the main-topsail yard during a gale,
and fell, striking the waistboat, breaking the gun
wale and one plank, then slipping between tbe ship
and boat overboard. He was seen to come up about
sixty feet from the vessel, but no assistance could be
rendered, as a boat could not live in the sea. Mr.
Coit has been sailing out of this port for several
Sears, and was iauch respected. .
I Remarkable Pitcnomemox. By a letter from the
tlev. L. Lyons, of Waimea, Hawaii, we learn that on
Sunday evening, Oct 24, a brilliant light was seen
just before sunset, out upon the sea, off Kiholo point,
!i. Kona. It continued until dark, when heavy
clouds shut in and obseured the view. The idea of a
submarine volcanic eruption suggested itself, or pos
sibly of a ship on fire. The point mentioned is visi
ble from Waimea, though nearly thirty miles distant.
We await farther particular-.
I E?" We would call the attention of traders to the
Cargo of the bark A. J. Pope, from Bremen, adver.
used to-day, by Messrs. F,;A- Schaefer & Co. It
embraces the finest goods imported here falL
The mail Bteamer Idaho left San Francisco on
Wednesday, November 10th,. about 12 noon, 'and
will be due here about 12 o'clock, Sunday noon
November 21st, allowing her eleven days for the
passage. . .; .
Ram ox Maul West Maui was visited by a'
heavy rain on Monday afternoon last On Oahu it
rained freely on Thursday.
' Late American News.
One of tbe most doleful results of th recent
Wall street panic is tbo alleged fact that James
Fiske, Jr., made millions by the operation.
Archbishop Alemany refused tbe Romish Church
rites of burial to the remains of the late Consul
Godoy of Mexico, to the great indignation of the
Mexican population of San Francisco. A Protest
ant minister officiated at the funeral.
It is supposed that 20,000 persons visited I he
Louisville Commercial Convention.
The Hotel Thai for New York. Arrange
ments have been made for a regular hotd tram of
Pnllman cars, to leave Alameda, daily, for New
York. They will go through from ocean to ocean
in 5A days, and will reach Promontory in thirty
three hours. The first train of this character left
Universal amnesty and universal suffrage, free
schools, free press and tree speech, with the re
moval of the disabililies imposed by the Fourteenth
Amendment and the ratification of the Fifteenth
Ameudment, are the principal planks iu the Repub
lican platform of Mississippi.
Steadily and surely an honest and energetic
administration is reducing the public debt ilr.
Boutwell's report for September shows a diminu
tion during the month of S7.467.423.39, aud since
March 1, 1SC9, of 56.9G8,1 87.99. The amount of
coiu in the Treasury is about one hundred and
It is said that a leading Senator will next winter
introduce a bill punishing with heavy tines any
person who shall eDgage in buying aud selling
gold and not deliver the actual coin tor each trans
action. The recent Wall street disgrace will un
doubtedly lead to early, legislation on gold gam
bling. Passengers on the Chilean and Panama steamer,
who came upon her last voyage, report that when
off Callao. there occurred an earthquake of such
violence as to throw down a high hill in sight.
On the 20th. 21st and 24th of August there were
heavy shocks at Callao. Araquipa and Lima.
Mrs. Beeoher Stowe gives notice that she is about
to resume the Byrou affair, and will shortly pub
lish a review of the whole matter, bracing up the
original charge and leaving no doubt of the perfect
sanity ot Lady Byron at the time she furnished
the damaging statements against the poet and his
There were 331.800 bathers in the Boston public
baths in August, an increase of 101.931 over the
same mouth last year. Of this number 58,C70
were women and girls.
Judge Orr is gaining credit for an able, upright,
and industrious discharge of his judicial duties in
Ida Lewis is prostrated by continual visitations
from Newport, and tbe doctor forbids her seeing
strangers for the present.
Thomas II. Selby, Mayor elect, at San Francisco,
was once inthe employ of A. T. Stewart
In a conversation had with President Grant
recently, he assured Governor Geary that at the
end of the first vear of bis Administration the
public debt would show a decrease of $125,000,000.
In San Francisco, October 4th, Frances Mayer
disappeared from home, leaving a letter behind
her, stating that they need not look for ber as she
had determined to enter a convent She was
raised to the Jewish faith, was twenty-two years
old, and her action bas created a sensation amongst
people of her religion, as she was a young lady
well known and greatly respected. The police ar
endeavoring to obtain -some clue to ber where
abouts. ; : - - - - -
A heavy storm and tidal wave in the Bay of
Fundy did immense damage to property in that
section of British America. It anDears to have
been the point of culmination of the late frightful
rain storms which swept over the United States
from Maine to Virginia, and from tbe Atlantic to
tbe head of the Mississippi. Eostport (Me.) is
reported as nearly altogether in ruins. a
Joseph W. Briggs, -.Government Agent for the
free-letter-delivery system, bas. arrived in San
Francisco, for the purpose of putting tbe system in
peration in that city. .
Virginia bas ratified the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
I Amendments, Mississippi and Texas must also rat
ify making twenty-two btatea certain. But six
more States will then be wanting to Boako the
Fifteenth Amendment a part of tbe Constitution.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors refused
to allow the report of Chief Engineer Whitney to
be read at tbeir last meeting. Tbe Board regard
the report as insulting, inasmuch as Whitney
charged tbe members with having passed fraudu
lent-accounts aud purchased worthless horses.
The Postmaster of New York, having several
nrtnlicatlnnn fnr tho no a rT thn fnnoii nnl
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; ituvi'iunt'u nil a ii in. a r with iivit if. mizHn
offers, ranging all the w av from three hundred
dollars for the privilege of posting bills on the
fence for two years, to fifteen thousand dollars for
the right The highest bid was accepted, and tbe
lessees will lay out the fence into lots and arrange
a graduated scale of prices, according to location.
The Istomis Cuxai, Project. By the last mail
from New York reliable information was received
here to the effect that negotiations bad again been
opened, this time at Washington, between the Gov
ernment of Colombia and that of the United Slates,
for the construction of an inter-oceanic ship canal
across the Isthmus. . It is said that the treaty was
on the eve of being signed, that in some respect
it is not so favorable to Colombia as that proposed
by Mr, Cusbing a year ago, but in others it is
better adapted to meet the views of the two gov
ernments, and it is believed it will be accepted by
both Republics. Sfar.
Southern Caliporxia Railroads. From all ac
counts, work will shortly be commenced on the
San Diego and Gila Railroad. The Company have
sold largely of its bonds in " Europe, and have
about $7,000,000 on hand with which to commence
operations.. It is expected that within a year the
cars will be running from San Diego to Fort
Yuma, a distance of 140 miles. The Memphis and
El I aso Company, which has sixty miles of roud
graded and ready for the iron, and forty more
under way, will connect at Fort Yuma with the
San Diego road. When these roads are completed,
we may look for a continuation of the Gilroy road
to San Diego, making a continuous line along the
southern coast and across the continent.
Message op Gov. Sexter. Nashville October 12.
Gov. Senter submitted a message to the Legisla
ture to-day. It was an admirable and temperate
argument in favor of bis positions, and created n
profound impressiou, especially the portions dis
cussing the Fifteenth Amendment and the public
debt The Governor declares that tbe time has
come for the removal of all inequality of privileges ;
be regards the enfranchisement of the colored peo
ple a fixed fact in Tennessee. The right of suffrage
having already been conferred upon them, it is not
to be supposed that it will be taken from them by
those now in power. The Governor proceed to
make a strong and elaborate argument in favor of
the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment, declar
ing that negroes are entitled to a voice in the elec
tion of those who make the laws they must equally
obey. He says much may depend oa tbe action of
Tennessee with regard to the time and conditions of
the restoration of other Southern States. On tbe
subject of finances. Gov. Senter expresses gratitude
for the entire unanimity which tbe Legislature
displays in favor of an honest and complete pay
ineut ot the public debt He speaks hopefully of
the financial future of Tennessee; recommends
measures to promote immigration; approves the
common 8chool,system ; commends the State chari
table institutions to the attention of the Legislature.
Tbe mes age has produced an excellent effect, and
affords no cause for schism between the Governor
ana we ieg-:atare.
Loss; op the America; ship Dreadxoccht. The "
V alparaiso Mercurio, of September 3d, publishes
the following particulars of tbe loss or tbe-American
ship DreadnounlU on the 4th July last bound
from Liverpool to San Francisco :
The steamer Bio Bio has brought to this port
Captain P. N. Mayhew aod part of tbe officers of
the American ship Dreadnought, of San Fraacisco,
which was lost ou the morning of July 4tb on Cape
Penas, to the N.E. of the Island of Terra del Fnego.
The Dreadnoygld sailed from Liverpool on tbe
28th ot April, with a cargo of 2,000 tons consisting
or iron, crockery and hardware. Her loss was oc
casioned by ber having anchored nearer shore tban
was supposed, and when the breakers were dis
covered, 6he was becalmed and drifting with the"
cu i -ent The crew, 84 in all, including a woman
(the stewardess) and a boy of twelve years, had
hardly time to get into two small boats wbicb they -succeeded
in lowering, saving none of tbeir effects
but the clothes they had on, and not a mouthful of
provisions. - 1 -
For seventeen days they subsisted ea the shell
fish which they gathered from the rocks at low tide.
At night tbey Blept on shore around large fires
which tbey lighted. The Indians treated them well,
not offering them the slightest violence. By day
they pursued their course southward, towards the
Straits of Le Maire, and on the 17tb day after their
sb lp wreck, fell in with tbe Norwegian bark General
jBtrcA, whose captain, treated them with all poasi-; -ble
kindness and attention, for which tbey feel
profoundly thankful. t . .
The- General jSircA landed the sufferers at Talca
buano on the 17th instant Ten of them were left .
to the hospital at that port and will certainly lose
their toes, which are frostbitten.
- Captain Mayhew is well known in Valparaiso,
having commanded for many years the clipper